Posts Categorized: lethal injection

Execution Watch: Ramiro Hernandez, April 9

Ramiro Hernandez HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The planned execution Wednesday of Ramiro Hernandez came one step closer to reality when an appeals court ruled that Texas prison officials may continue to keep secret the source of the drug they’ve purchased to kill him. The 5th U.S. Circuit court of Appeals determined Monday that the drug was…read more

Execution Watch: Tommy Sells, April 3

Tommy Sells HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Tommy Sells is one of two death-row prisoners who prevailed recently in a lawsuit demanding that Texas prison officials disclose the source of the drugs used in lethal injections. But the court decision has not stopped the wheels of death from turning. Sells is slated for execution Thursday. RADIO SHOW…read more

Execution Watch: Ray Jasper, March 19

Ray Jasper By Execution Watch HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Ray Jasper, who gained international noteriety by writing to gawker.com with his “final statement on earth,” is slated to be executed Wednesday. The radio show Execution Watch will provide live coverage of his execution and an analysis of his case. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a…read more

Execution Watch: Michael Yowell, October 9

A manacled Michael Yowell is escorted to court By Execution WatchHUNTSVILLE, Texas – A man with a history of mental illness is slated to be executed Wednesday over the objections of his appellate lawyers, who say he wouldn’t have been convicted and sentenced to death if his trial attorneys had represented him properly. Michael Yowell…read more

Execution Watch: George Jones faces lethal injection Wednesday

By Elizabeth Stein Producer, Execution Watch Texas plans to execute George Jones by lethal injection Wednesday. Execution Watch will broadcast details, plus an interview with Scott Christianson, author of The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW: EXECUTION WATCH June 2, 2010, Wed., 6-7 pm Central Time Listen…read more

Drug shortage may imperil executions in Arizona

“Drug shortage may imperil executions in Arizona,” is the title of Michael Kiefer’s article for The Arizona Republic. Also read our previous blog post about our efforts to convince the Norwegian Oil Fund to divest from companies that produce the lethal drugs used in executions. Later, Norway’s leading television station, NRK, picked up the issue…read more

Supreme Court OK's lethal injections

As expected, today in a 7-2 decision the Supreme Court found the lethal injection to be constitutional. Capital Defense Weekly has more details about the decision. You can read the full text of the opinion online. NYT: Supreme Court Allows Lethal Injection for ExecutionAP: Executions to resume after high court OK’s lethal injectionsSCOTUS Blog: Analysis:…read more